The dirty little secret about Free Shipping Day is that most of the free shipping offers the merchants are pushing today either require a minimum purchase, are available all of the time, or both. Brad's Deals editors actively seek out free shipping offers year round, so we tend to look at Free Shipping Day with a bit of a smirk and dismiss it as a lot of hype with very little substance.
There are some truly good free shipping offers available today, though, and we've pulled together a list of top picks. These stores offer free shipping only rarely, and today is the day to take advantage of it.
Normally charging a flat $8.95 shipping fee, Kay Jewelers today only is offering free next-day shipping for all orders.
The free shipping minimum purchase at Express is normally a rather steep $125. We saw a free shipping offer from Express on Cyber Monday as well, but don't be fooled - it's definitely a rarity.
Although they do offer year round free shipping and returns on most items, Neiman Marcus has kicked it up a notch for Free Shipping Day, offering a free upgrade to rush delivery on most orders with promo code NMRUSH, which guarantees delivery by Christmas.
Shipping wine can get pretty expensive, which is why most tempt shoppers with offers like penny shipping for your first order if you spend $75 or more. Today only, however, you can score free shipping on any Wine.com order with coupon code FSDAY.
Delivery charges can nearly double the price of a bouquet or basket of flowers, so the fact that ProFlowers is offering free shipping is a really fantastic deal, even if it is limited to holiday flowers and gifts.
- Belk - free shipping on everything, plus up to $30 off.
- Petsmart - free shipping, plus up to 30% off
- Brookstone - free shipping on most items with code SHIPDAY13
- The Limited - free shipping storewide
- Kmart - free shipping on most items with code FREESHIP
- Sears - free shipping on most items with code FREESHIP
- The Body Shop - free shipping, plus 50% off sitewide
- Allposters - free shipping, plus 20% off sitewide with code FSDAYPOST
- Omaha Steaks - free shipping, plus up to 59% off
- Cherry Moon Farms - free shipping on gift baskets and gourmet treats
- B&H Photo - free 2-day shipping on select items
- JCPenney - free shipping with code FSHDAY
- Harry & David - free shipping with code gift
- Sunglass Hut - free 2-day shipping, plus up to 78% off
- Fannie May - free 2-day shipping, plus 20% off with code 44827
- Shari's Berries - free shipping on gourmet dipped strawberries and treats
- 1-800-Flowers - free shipping and no service charge on Christmas flowers and gifts with code FSPDY44
- REI - free shipping on most items, excluding skis and snowboards
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